A landmark discrimination case with the Canadian Border Security Administration (CBSA) is recently back in the news.
The CBSA requires employees at Toronto Pearson Airport to work irregular shifts on a rotating 56 day schedule in addition to unplanned overtime. After having children, one of their employees requested a more stable schedule to accommodate her childcare needs. When she was not accommodated to her satisfaction, she initiated and won a discrimination suite cited discrimination based on family status. The CBSA is currently appealing the ruling.
CBC Radio had a great discussion on how far employers should go to accommodate parents that you can listen to here. So, I thought I would ask you to comment on:
– Do you agree with the CBSA or the employee?
– Are you happy with how your employer accommodates your childcare needs?
– Specific experiences that you have had from an employee or employer perspective.
Look forward to everyone’s thoughts.